Save Energy, Save Money
With the weather starting to become colder, Bedford Borough
Council will be providing help and guidance to residents on how to
keep warm, and lower their energy bills.
The Council’s Sustainability Team, in partnership with Bedford
& District Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB), will be holding an
information event in Bedford town centre on Wednesday 23rd October:
9.00am - 3.00pm in the Howard Centre, outside TK Maxx, where anyone
who visits can get practical tips and advice on reducing their
energy bills through measures such as installing cavity wall or
loft insulation as well as switching energy suppliers.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The cost of
energy bills is a real concern for many residents and therefore we
are keen to do all we can to help.
“There are many ways you can reduce your energy usage which will
reduce your bills and the aim of this information event is to help
local residents understand their options and where to get help that
is available to them.”
With the average fuel bill now £1,400 and with the cost of
energy bills on the rise, why not go along to find out how much you
could save? There are many different things that you can do to help
keep your energy bill as low as possible, and your family warm this
o Contact your current
energy supplier to check that you are on the best tariff and
payment method for your circumstances, or if they can offer you any
discounts to cut your bills.
o Check if there is a better
way to pay your bills. Most suppliers offer a discount if you pay
by direct debit, on average around £100, compared to paying your
bill by cash or cheque.
o You might be able to get a
better deal with a new supplier. Visit an accredited switching
website to see if you could get your energy cheaper.
o Try to keep the
temperature of your living room at the recommend temperature of
o Close your curtains at
dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows and fit
draught-proofing to seal any gaps around windows and doors to stop
o Installing the recommended
depth of loft insulation (270mm or 10 inches) in a loft with no
insulation could reduce your annual fuel bill by up to £180 (£25
saving if there is already 100mm in the loft).
o Insulating the cavity
walls of your home will keep the heat in your home and could reduce
your fuel bill by up to £140 a year.